How Does the IDEAL Implant Compare to Traditional Saline?

Published on Aug 08, 2018 by Tito Vasquez

The IDEAL implant is composed of saline material to offer the most safety in the event of a rupture and eliminate the risk of a silent rupture associated with silicone. So, why not just choose a traditional saline implant? We’ll take a look at how the two types of implants compare so you can make an informed decision.


The main difference between the two implants is how they are structured. Traditional saline implants are composed of a single shell filled with saline water. The IDEAL implant, on the other hand, utilizes a multichambered structure, using several layers of saline filled shells. This creates a stronger structure for a more natural feeling implant and reduced risk of certain complications like rupture, rippling, and capsular contracture.

Incision and Placement

The next difference in the two implants becomes evident in the way they can be placed. With traditional saline implants, patients have the option of having the shell placed and then filled, allowing for a smaller incision. The implant can even be rolled and channeled through the belly button before being filled, resulting in little to no breast scarring. Because of the IDEAL implant’s structure, it cannot be rolled and must be placed in a more traditional manner. However, the incision is still slightly smaller than those needed for silicone implants.


The IDEAL implant is available in the most common breast implant sizes, typically on the smaller size. However, if you want very large implants, you might have to opt for traditional saline or silicone. As the implant becomes more popular, a wider range of sizes is sure to become available.

The IDEAL implant is also only available to trained professionals such as those certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This helps guarantee your safety and the success of your procedure. If you are in the Southport, CT area, you can see Dr. Vasquez about your breast augmentation with the IDEAL implant. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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